Greater Manchester requires a far-reaching route revolution

Reading Roger Davies’s continued ‘I know better than Greater Manchester’s regular bus users’ defence of deregulation (You Write, March), three themes jump out at me. One is his continued use of the word Manchester without using ‘Greater’, including claims like ‘I use buses in Manchester’ and ‘a friend uses Magic Bus’. Sorry Roger, but that does not qualify you to comment on all bus services in Greater Manchester serving the 350,000-plus households without private transport. His dismissal of the other nine districts reflects the growing attitude of the two big operators in Greater Manchester. Every Transport for Greater Manchester bus station except the city’s Shudehill Interchange saw a 10% reduction in bus movements between 2015 and 2017.

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